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Myths and realities of Caribbean history, Basil A. Reid

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Myths and realities of Caribbean history
Title
Myths and realities of Caribbean history
Statement of responsibility
Basil A. Reid
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: This book seeks to debunk eleven popular and prevalent myths about Caribbean history. Using archaeological evidence, it corrects many previous misconceptions promulgated by history books and oral tradition as they specifically relate to the pre-Colonial and European-contact periods. It informs popular audiences, as well as scholars, about the current state of archaeological/historical research in the Caribbean Basin and asserts the value of that research in fostering a better understanding of the region's past. Contrary to popular belief, the history of the Caribbean did not begin with the arrival of Europeans in 1492. It actually started 7,000 years ago with the infusion of Archaic groups from South America and the successive migrations of other peoples from Central America for about 2,000 years thereafter. In addition to discussing this rich cultural diversity of the Antillean past, Myths and Realities of Caribbean History debates the misuse of terms such as "Arawak" and "Ciboneys," and the validity of Carib cannibalism allegations
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1961-
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Reid, Basil A.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F2176
LC item number
.R43 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Caribbean archaeology and ethnohistory
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  • Caribbean Area
  • Präkolumbische Zeit
  • Geschichtsbild
  • Karibik
Label
Myths and realities of Caribbean history, Basil A. Reid
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [137]-150) and index
Contents
List of illustrations -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Myth 1: Caribbean history started with the arrival of Christoper Columbus in 1492 -- Myth 2: The Arawaks and Caribs were the two major groups in the precolonial Caribbean -- Myth 3: Columbus met Arawaks in the northern Caribbean -- Myth 4: The natives encountered by Christopher Columbus in the northern Caribbean migrated from South America -- Myth 5: The Arawaks were the first potters and farmers to have settled in the Caribbean -- Myth 6: The Ciboneys lived in western Cuba at the time of Spanish contact -- Myth 7: The Island-Caribs were cannnibals -- Myth 8: All the Amerindians migrating from South America to the Caribbean island-hopped from the continent to the Lesser and Greater Antilles -- Myth 9: The Spanish introduced syphilis into the Caribbean and the new world -- Myth 10: Christopher Columbus wrote the version of his "Diario" (diary) that we use today -- Myth 11: The Spanish colonists brought "civilization" to native societies in the Caribbean -- Conclusion -- Glossary -- References cited -- Index
Control code
244177207
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 154 p.
Isbn
9780817355340
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008035776
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)244177207
Label
Myths and realities of Caribbean history, Basil A. Reid
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [137]-150) and index
Contents
List of illustrations -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Myth 1: Caribbean history started with the arrival of Christoper Columbus in 1492 -- Myth 2: The Arawaks and Caribs were the two major groups in the precolonial Caribbean -- Myth 3: Columbus met Arawaks in the northern Caribbean -- Myth 4: The natives encountered by Christopher Columbus in the northern Caribbean migrated from South America -- Myth 5: The Arawaks were the first potters and farmers to have settled in the Caribbean -- Myth 6: The Ciboneys lived in western Cuba at the time of Spanish contact -- Myth 7: The Island-Caribs were cannnibals -- Myth 8: All the Amerindians migrating from South America to the Caribbean island-hopped from the continent to the Lesser and Greater Antilles -- Myth 9: The Spanish introduced syphilis into the Caribbean and the new world -- Myth 10: Christopher Columbus wrote the version of his "Diario" (diary) that we use today -- Myth 11: The Spanish colonists brought "civilization" to native societies in the Caribbean -- Conclusion -- Glossary -- References cited -- Index
Control code
244177207
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 154 p.
Isbn
9780817355340
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008035776
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)244177207

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